Wednesday, July 03, 2013

American Champion Aircraft 7GCBC, N255SF: Flight makes unexpected landing off FM 1818 near Diboll, Texas

A mechanical issue caused a Spring man to make an emergency airplane landing in an Angelina County field Wednesday afternoon.  Troy Navarro, 51, was en route from Brazoria County to the Angelina County airport in a single-engine American Champion 7GCBC when a mechanical issue forced him to make an unexpected landing around 1 p.m. in a field off FM 1818 near Diboll, according to Texas Department of Public Safety trooper David Hendry.

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ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE)   -  A plane made an emergency landing in Angelina County off FM 1818 Wednesday afternoon. Both the pilot and his passenger were not injured in the crash.  Trooper David Hendry, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the plane was traveling from Brazoria County to the Angelina County Airport when it had some kind of mechanical problem that forced the pilot Troy Navarro, 51, of Spring, to make an emergency landing.

Because of the rugged terrain where the plane went down, Hendry said he was unable to give any specifics on exactly where the aircraft crashed. He said the plane crashed off of FM 1818 near Diboll.   Angelina County Sheriff's deputies and DPS troopers were on the scene.

Angelina County Airport (KLFK), Lufkin, Texas

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